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    Quote Originally Posted by Sconnie View Post
    Gad-Zukes was quoted about his approach and prep for King Felix. To me it sounded like what he does for every pitcher.
    You prepare for some pitchers by noting that they tend to beat themselves and so you plan to wait for that. Hernandez not being like that doesn't mean you're not prepping for him, but that you plan (for instance) to be aggressive at a different time than for a less-talented opponent.

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    Dick: "...and Santana, for what I bet is one of the few times in his major league career*, just grounded into a double play."


    *27 PA
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Back from my short hike, what did I miss?
    You haven't missed the dramatic come back yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    with, by my count, 3 "fastballs."
    I'm sorry I missed them. Did the batters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Dick: "...and Santana, for what I bet is one of the few times in his major league career*, just grounded into a double play."


    *27 PA
    Would he make that bet on any given stretch of 27 PA if it had been Florimon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sconnie View Post
    Felix Hernandez being awesome
    Glad to know Target Field fans are getting a treat.

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    Today's silver lining: Tonkin didn't get lit up.
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    Methinks Tonkin is going down for Fuld or Arica tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Today's silver lining: Tonkin didn't get lit up.
    Made a nice stab of a comebacker for the 3rd out.

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    Who do we blame for Dozier for trying to bunt...ever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    You prepare for some pitchers by noting that they tend to beat themselves and so you plan to wait for that. Hernandez not being like that doesn't mean you're not prepping for him, but that you plan (for instance) to be aggressive at a different time than for a less-talented opponent.
    I'm sure you're right, I think it's also a case of "veteran savvy player providing a quote to the media that's not offensive but sufficiently vague enough to keep him out of trouble".

    i just thought it was funny.
    Jamie: Kurt, you're batting something like .400 against one of the best pitchers in the game, how do you do it?
    Kurt: Well Jamie, I keep within myself and try not to do too much.
    Sconnie: No kidding Kurt, you're a slap hitter, that's what you do for every pitcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sconnie View Post
    I'm sure you're right, I think it's also a case of "veteran savvy player providing a quote to the media that's not offensive but sufficiently vague enough to keep him out of trouble".

    i just thought it was funny.
    Jamie: Kurt, you're batting something like .400 against one of the best pitchers in the game, how do you do it?
    Kurt: Well Jamie, I keep within myself and try not to do too much.
    Sconnie: No kidding Kurt, you're a slap hitter, that's what you do for every pitcher.
    I suppose the key for him is knowing when to slap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beezer07 View Post
    Who do we blame for Dozier for trying to bunt...ever?
    You can pick me. I don't let stuff like that spoil my day.
    Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand. - N. Armstrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    I suppose the key for him is knowing when to slap.
    That's what she said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beezer07 View Post
    Who do we blame for Dozier for trying to bunt...ever?
    Anderson.
    Every post is not every other post. - a wise man

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    Didn't Guerrier retire about four years ago?

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    If you were going to throw a huge wad of money at a free agent already at the pinnacle of his career. .309/.355/.501 career with 14 games missed cumulatively since 2007, would be the player to do it with huh?

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    Now let's see if the "no longer a save opportunity" gambit pays off...

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    Can Matt Guerrier go away now? I had such warm memories of the guy. :/

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    Is it just me, or is Rodney's face aligned at an odd angle?
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